The Seattle Times recently reported that the capability offered by Microsoft SharePoint has made it a premier ECM solution for companies in several industries. The report cites both Starbucks, which uses the system to develop applications that help train baristas, and Ferrari, the Italian automobile manufacturer that uses the tool to manage its consumer website.
The newly released SharePoint 2010 makes it easier for companies to share information and collaborate on projects such as website creation or application development. It is expected that the product will become even more popular due to the new features added in 2010. The tool offers a web design template that allows companies to create websites based on designs of popular social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn.
Coming later this year, Windows 7 Mobile will come with a mobile version of Sharepoint 2010, according to CIO Update. The growing popularity of smartphones in the office has many Microsoft users excited about the versatility 2010 will provide as a mobile solution.
Also featured in SharePoint 2010 is increased compatibility with Office 2010, which Microsoft released on the same day. InternetNews.com recently reported that Microsoft released them on the same day to entice companies to purchase both offerings.